How do I request a copy of my transcript if I have graduated or withdrawn from Prince William County Schools?
How do I set up a conference with my child's teacher?
We encourage parents to communicate with teachers in a variety of ways. All parents should use Parent Portal to monitor grades as well as SchoolFusion to stay updated on instruction,assignments, and upcoming events in each of their child's classes.Parents may also receive progress reports from individual teachers via e-mail.
How do I know if my student is going to graduate?
If parents have questions about their child's progress, we ask that they e-mail or call the teacher directly. Most issues and concerns are addressed in this manner. If after a period of ongoing phone or e-mail contact the parents feel that a conference would be useful, they should contact the teacher directly to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet. There are no established conference days at the high school level.
In a few cases, parents may feel the need to meet with all of their child's teachers if there are more serious issues that need to be addressed such as excessive absenteeism, multiple course failures,chronic discipline problems, or long-term illness. In these situations,parents should contact their child's school counselor to determine if a meeting with all of the teachers would be helpful.
How do I know if my student will be retained or promoted?
Consult the Graduation Requirements
.A student's graduation requirements are based on the year he/she first entered 9th grade. If you are still unsure of your student's status after reviewing the graduation requirements carefully, you should contact your student's school counselor directly. She/He will be able to consult your student's records and review with you your student's current progress. For the email address of your student's school counselor, consult the Staff Directory
A student must have a minimum of five (5)credits to be a Sophomore (Grade 10), a minimum of eleven (11) credits to be a Junior (Grade 11), and a minimum of sixteen (16) credits to be a Senior (Grade 12). For information on what constitutes a Standard Unit of Credit, consult the Graduation Requirements.
How do I know if my student will need to attend summer school?
First, have a conversation directly with the teacher(s) of the course(s) in which your student is having difficulty. The teacher is best able to answer questions about what a student needs to do in class to achieve a passing grade, and any communication with the administration or the counseling center will ultimately lead back to your having a conversation with the teacher, so it is best to be proactive and contact the teacher directly. It will save you time in answering your questions. After this, you will likely want to speak to the student's school counselor to discuss specifics from your student's records. In a general sense, if the course is required, and the student cannot take the course the following school year, summer school is a consideration if the student fails the course during the school year.
How do I request a transcript to be mailed?
I suspect my student has a learning disability. What do I do?
When a student is having difficulty, the first best resource is generally the classroom teacher, who can suggest strategies for aiding your student's performance. If no significant progress is observed following the implementation of these strategies,it is appropriate to conference with all of the student's teachers to discuss additional observations and methods of assistance. If there is no significant progress following this intervention, a parent/guardian can approach the student's classroom teacher or school counselor to request referral to the Battlefield Intervention Team.
What resources are available for my struggling student?
One of the best resources available to your child is his/her current classroom teacher. Activity buses run after school on most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Staying after school with teachers for extra help is a critical component of getting back on track. The National Honor Society also provides peer tutoring after school on these days as an additional layer of support. Some students also choose to seek private tutoring outside of school at their own expense. Battlefield High School does not endorse any particular tutor or tutoring company. Parents/guardians should be sure to use good judgment in selecting private tutors.
Why can't my student double up on academic subjects?
Many courses have specific prerequisites that cannot be waived. If enrollment in "Level 3" of a course requires successful completion of "Level 2," a student cannot take both levels concurrently. Additionally, schools are governed by regulations and legal statutes regarding class size, so space availability must be considered. Finally, school and division policies may prohibit certain situation regardless of other considerations, such as with English courses, as at Battlefield High School no two English courses may betaken concurrently.
Can I request that my student be placed with a certain teacher?
No. Such requests cannot be accommodated.
My student is a few credits short of earning an advanced diploma. Can s/he still apply for college?
Absolutely! Students are strongly encouraged to thoroughly research all options for post-secondary education and apply to attend the college(s) of their choice. Students and parents are encouraged to work closely with their school counselor throughout this process.